Herm Sprenger Prong Collar
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Herm Sprenger Dog Collar
The Herm Sprenger prong collar is one of the most recognizable and popular names in obedience training tools. A safe and effective alternative to choker collars, it puts even pressure around the neck, about every half inch, pinching the skin in a band. This collar does not apply direct pressure to the trachea so you can train your dog with little or no tugging, jerking, or pulling. Made of high quality German steel and adjustable size, just add or remove the chrome plated links individually.
-Interlocking links, each link equipped with two blunt prongs
-Slips over dog’s head for easy on, easy off
-Slightly beveled, polished prong tips
-Easy to increase or decrease size
-Made in Germany
14”L X ¾”W (2.25mm)
18”L X 1”W (3mm)
20”L X 1”W (3.25mm)
22”L X 1 ¼”W (3.8mm)
Sizing instructions: Collar should fit snuggly just below the dog’s ears, measure the circumference of dog's neck and add 2"
Rated 4.5 out of 5 by 8
Rated 5 out of 5 by Ian Hassman Great Tool!
Prong Collars are a great way to train your dog efficiently and humanely! The herm-sprenger collar is set up in a way that makes them 10 times more effective and the metal holds up longer. My other prongs I had purchased from the pet stores bend and tarnish within months. The first Herm-Sprenger collar I purchased 2 years ago still looks and works like new!!
May 3, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by dogsrmyting only collar for my class
I teach a basic obedience class and the quality of these collars is unmatched by any others I have found
November 14, 2011
Rated 1 out of 5 by Jersey Joe Disappointed
I purchased this collar for my Rhodesian Ridgeback puppy about 6 months ago. At first I was very pleased but noticed recently that the collar has rust at several locations. I used these collars in the past with my previous dog and never had this problem. This should not happen especially for the purchase price. I would not recommend at all.
May 16, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by Mac The best training collar you will find
I have have trained 3 Doberman's using the Sprenger collar, it is bar none the best on the market and makes training corrections efficient and easy without injuring the dog due to the way the collar displaces your energy. I have recommended the Sprenger to many a thankful person because it makes training and obedience less stressful for both the owner and dog.
May 2, 2010
Rated 5 out of 5 by R Barber The prong collar
I have used this type of collar for many years on rottweilers, american bulldog, min schnauzer and a tiny sheltie. I found using the small prong to be the best collar even for the larger dogs. They respond well and don't mind having it put on them. Even though my rotties have been obedience trained, very well, I always felt more comfortable having this collar on when going out in public where there might be other large dogs. "an ounce of prevention" goes a long way. I have never NEEDED the prong, but I felt I had utmost control if a situation arose.
February 1, 2010
Rated 5 out of 5 by Susan Shirley works
This colar works. The dog auto eases up to stop any unconfortable feeling. I have only on very vew occasions had to actully inforce a pull or whet i call and up and snatch woth this colar and it was with a Chinese Sharpie..know to be agressive to other dogs but it stopped is attemp at atacking the other dog. I am very very please with this collar, it will not slip off the head of a dog that has a neck almost the size of the head. that was the major erra with Sharpies..slip to no difference in size of head and neck.m These colars last forever and you can always buy extra links to enlarge it.
October 20, 2009
Rated 5 out of 5 by Sarah I love it!
I love this product....i have a Pit (55lbs) who pulls like crazy, we tried the head collar and it just annoyed her and didn't really work. I(a crazy dog lover) was totally against chokers, but my nieghbor has two bull breads and and uses this so we tried it and i feel like i am walking a feather!! looks are a little standoff-ish but try it!Oh an dit doesnt hurt or choke her!
June 11, 2009
Rated 5 out of 5 by J.A. Like Power Steering for Your Dog!
I love Herm Sprenger prong collars (they are the best), but one absolutely must be shown how to use it properly by a training professional. That being said, it's easy to use, humane when used correctly, and makes walking one's dog significantly more fun.
June 3, 2009
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I have a 91 lb German Shepherd who is very protective of me. Which weight is best? We are in a very dire situation-someone she didn't know came too close to our boundaries when I was out. She went out to bark him away...and too many outside occurances happened. She did her job. And grabbed the person that tried to grab me. So , I need something very strong because I will not lose this part of my family.
Best Answer: I have a 100+ lb Rhodesian Ridgeback and an 85lb lab. The Ridgeback uses the heavyweight prong collar, and the lab uses the light weight. I found that since getting the heavy prong collar, the Ridgeback is calmer, and easier to handle. I weigh 130 lbs and I can control him with the lightest of fingers. It took a few times for him to understand who is in control. But a few tugs, and he got the message. Good Luck. I can tell you also, that now I also, when walking him, make him sit and stay with every passerby and with cars. Just to let him know he cannot pull or walk ahead of anyone.
would you get the medium weight for a Lab? My dog is 5 months old but is growing fast.
Best Answer: I have a two year old German Shepherd and have purchased the 14 inch lightweight for her. So far, I have had very good results with this on. My trainer told me today that eventually I may have to go to a bigger one but as long as it's working for her I wouldn't need a heavier weight. Also, my trainer only recommends this brand too. Hope this helps.
Sorry but, I am I correct in thinking once I have adjusted the collar to the correct size, I can then just slip it over his head? Thanks Cathy
Best Answer: No! Never slip the collar over the dogs head. You need to release using the prongs (you can pick any one and it gets easier to master over time). Once you've properly fit the collar (high and tight under the ears) you want to pinch any one of the prongs and lift out so the collar is one long chain, put it on the dog, then pinch a prong and ensure the "pinch" part is securely in the little eyelets of the "s" shape. You can practice taking it on and off your leg until you feel comfortable. Putting it on over the dogs head will scrape their face/ears etc. If you can't figure it out, I'd suggest googling a "balanced trainer" in your area for help with the proper fit. There is a technique, proper fit and timing associated with these collars, so getting help will ensure you don't use it incorrectly and/or hurt the dog :)
I am a little confused. I thought you I was never to slip it on over the dogs head, as this meant it was the wrong size? I have bought a prong collar unfortunately not a Herm, I need help every time I need to put the collar on its so hard I cant get it off also. So have I bought the wrong one? Thanking you in advance
Best Answer: Hi Cathy, you are correct, you never pull a closed prong collar over a dog's head. Our trainer showed us a great way to over come this: use nail polish or hobby paint, something durable and indelible is the point here, and mark one of the prongs that sits at the back of the neck facing the dog's back. This will be by the chain portion where you attach the leash. This is the prong you will open EVERY time you want to place the collar on your dog. With the collar now open, come from under neath the neck and gently close the loop at the back of the dog's neck. Squeeze prong ( the one you marked with paint) to insert into the next prong. By using this prong each and every time, you will loosen just enough so that it is not a pain to do. If the collar is too big ( it should never be tight) only time it should correct is when you gently but firmly pull the leash to press lightly into the neck. Herm Sprenger collars are ideal because they have smooth rounded ends. If collar is too big simply remove a prong one at a time until you have the perfect fit. Ideally, show your dog in collar to a highly respected trainer to confirm you are doing it correctly.
Mine is loose on our field retriever. She rarely requires a "check" because she knows the collar means obey : ) I hope this helps!
Please, what is the difference in the Herm Springer collars? I can't decide which would be best, heavyweight or xtraheavyweight. I have a prong collar now that keeps falling off - even after adjusting individual prongs with pliers. I thought I would try yours but don't understand the difference. My 91lb German Shepard is extremely protective of me but I am able to manage her with this type of collar.
Best Answer: The designation of large, extra large etc. only refers to the size of the prong. For a 91 lb shepaard a large should be fine. Second, you don't need pliers to adjust the prongs. You adjust the diameter of the collar by removing prongs. The collar should sit high on the dogs neck, be snug enough to where you can fit two fingers under the collar and it doesn't slide down.. The Herm Sprenger collars are the best as the center plate helps distribute the pressure when you " pop the collar: and the prongs are individually machined to remove any rough edges. You might want to check out the Good Dog website by Sean O"Shea, he is a well know dog trainer in LA and has a number of videos on how to size and apply the prong collar. He also only uses Herm Sprenger collars. Hope this helps
My dogs 12 pound dogs swim in the Gulf waters along the shore on leash. The prong training collars from Petco rust, even though I rinse them off with tap water, dry them and even place in a warm oven to dry completely. I then have to use WD-40 to remove the rust. WILL these rust? The description in Google claims they don't. Petco said their's don't rust....but they do.
Best Answer: No they will not rust. I've been using these collars for 4 years and frequently take my dogs swimming. With that being said if you get salt water on them I do rinse them off with fresh water just as added precaution. These are the best prong collars on the market. Coming from Petco's to these are a night and day difference in both the quality of the link but also the comfort level. If you look at the links on a Petco or Petsmart brand you will notice the points on the links are somewhat "machine cut" and can sometimes be rough on the finger tips when you feel them. These collars offer perfectly dull-rounded link tips. Hope this helps you make the purchase.
We need a collar for a 4 month old Jack Russell?
Best Answer: I would try the 14" collar first and remove links, this may still be too big. Remember it must fit high and tight just below pups ears. There is a micro sized collar out there but not made by herm sprenger, you may want to try both.
remember this does NOT slip over the dogs head instead you must assemble each time you put on the dog.
Please get training first before you use this powerful tool. a very light touch (NEVER a correction) is all that is needed and remember to release tension the second the dog complies.
how many links in the lightweight hermsprenger prong collar?
Best Answer: There are 10 links in the collar. How many you use depends on the size of your dog's neck. the collar should fit around the neck but not tight or really loose, just touching. If you have a big dog extra links may be needed. You let the dog pull to use it. NEVER pull on the dog.
herm springer lightweight prong is 2.5MM prong?
My dog's neck measures 23". Do you sell extra links since your largest listed collar is 20 inches?
which circle hooks into the leash, the big or small circle?
Best Answer: Hello! The leash attaches to the half circle at the farthest end of the collar shown.